All, I'm new to the fishing in Arizona. I'm used to pulling some donkeys out of the James River in VA. I'm about an hour from Patagonia and Parker canyon lakes. I think I'm using to much tackle, when I fish. I usually boat fish and I use ABU Garcia 7000 C3s with a 5-7/0 Daiichi Bleeding bait wide Chunk or wide gap hook. With a 8.5 foot CatMax Rod. I usually run about 40 pound test with a 50-60 pound leader. I usually throw a cast net for bluegill or use threadfin shad I catch. Don't seem to be having much luck with the big ones, and I'm sure missing the big rivers of VA. Do you think I should tackle down? I'd would like to talk someone near Sierra Vista possibly to get together to do a little fishing. I'm willing to go fishing anytime. As soon as I get the big ones figured out, I'd like to get some tournaments started around this area (within 200 miles). Any help would be appreciated.